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William Intriligator, Music Director & Conductor

William Intriligator

William Intriligator has led performances with many distinguished orchestras across the country, including those of Honolulu, Houston, Minnesota, Richmond, Saint Paul, Savannah, Syracuse, Tulsa, and others.


Formerly Apprentice Conductor and Staff Conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, Intriligator led that orchestra in youth concerts and new music readings, and assisted with subscription concerts and national tours.  While in Minnesota, he was also Assistant Conductor of the Minnesota Opera, Music Director of the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, and Music Director of the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra.  He was also a regular guest conductor of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra for five years, leading educational concerts, family concerts, regional tours, and concerts of new music.


His tenure with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra has been marked by increased artistic excellence, innovation in programming, reaching new audiences, introducing staged opera and other new concert formats, developing numerous partnerships, as well as financial stability and growth.  In 2013, he won the Dubuque County Fine Arts Society's Elisha Darlin Arts Award in recognition of his impact on the cultural landscape of Dubuque.


In addition to his duties as Music Director and Conductor of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, Intriligator is concurrently in his sixth season as Music Director and Conductor of the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra in Wyoming.


Originally from Santa Monica, California, Intriligator played clarinet, oboe, violin, and piano before turning to conducting. He graduated with highest honors in music from Princeton University, after which he studied conducting in France and Germany. He returned to the U.S. to earn his masters and doctoral degrees in conducting at the University of Minnesota.


His principal conducting teachers were Charles Bruck, Keith Clark, Michael Gielen, Murry Sidlin, Claudio Spies, Christian Thielemann, and David Zinman.  Twice, he was a conducting fellow at the Aspen Music Festival, and he attended the Pierre Monteux School for many summers.


Intriligator resides in Dubuque with his family.



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